Information-theoretic attacks in the smart grid

Ke Sun, Inaki Esnaola, Samir M. Perlaza, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

Gaussian random attacks that jointly minimize the amount of information obtained by the operator from the grid and the probability of attack detection are presented. The construction of the attack is posed as an optimization problem with a utility function that captures two effects: Firstly, minimizing the mutual information between the measurements and the state variables; secondly, minimizing the probability of attack detection via the Kullback-Leibler (KL) divergence between the distribution of the measurements with an attack and the distribution of the measurements without an attack. Additionally, a lower bound on the utility function achieved by the attacks constructed with imperfect knowledge of the second order statistics of the state variables is obtained. The performance of the attack construction using the sample covariance matrix of the state variables is numerically evaluated. The above results are tested in the IEEE 30-Bus test system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages455-460
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538640555
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 17 2018
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Oct 23 2017Oct 26 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period10/23/1710/26/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Sun, K., Esnaola, I., Perlaza, S. M., & Poor, H. V. (2018). Information-theoretic attacks in the smart grid. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017 (pp. 455-460). (2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2017.8340708